Bangui | Mountain Resort

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  • The verge of tsunami alert: An eye opener for the start of Summer '11!



    March 11, 2011. I was in school. I spent the whole day in taking the diagnostic exam in preparation for our review for the Nursing Licensure Examination this July. Five o'clock hit the clock. I went home. To my dormitory. Walking. Thinking. (Sigh). It was a tough day. Really.

    Tired and wanting a big gulp of cold. I opened, not the refrigerator, but first the door. Hmmmn. As usual, the neighborhood in complete attendance again. I thought they were watching some afternoon soap. Innocent. I am. Passing...

    Then, Ate, the landlady, "Vhincci! Watch this..." There, I learned about the tsunami alert #2 in the country, in our province, Ilocos Norte. Now, it's tougher!

     
     

    Where am I? Am I safe? Those kind of question arose. I'm lucky I'm in the urban. Not in nearby water. Sea. Ocean. Not in the coastal. Wait. My parents. Family. They are in Bangui. And it is a town nearby the bay. The South China Sea. And a little curve from the Pacific. Indeed, a prone area.

    Where to evacuate then? For them who are in Bangui, especially in our barangay. I thought of this place. The Mountain Resort. It was high. High enough. Safe enough. The problem is, the resort cannot accomodate the whole populace.

    Sad. Who can't be sad? I cannot imagine myself surviving in this disastrous event. Wet? Dirty? Lot of properties will be damaged. Japan, rich, suffered. What more to a poor Philippines? Thank God! That by 11 close midnight, the alert was cancelled. And I can have a peaceful sleep... zzzzZZZzzzz

     
     

    Summer is here! I love it! Nice! Happy! Yehey! Bulaga! What else to say?

    For sure, a lot will be again enjoying the season. Vacationers on the beaches! Boracay. Palawan. Pagudpud. But rarely on mountains. Only the adventurers!

    Ok, aside from its advantage during the tsunami alert, I take you to a wider tour of Bangui's Mountain Resort. The resort is situated at the eastern most part of Barangay Lanao - the richest barangay in Bangui, reached before the town of Pagudpud and Dumalneg. So if you're trying to go to these towns, don't cha forget to visit this wonderful offering of nature.

    Am I to duplicate these pictures? No! I mean, the photos speak for themselves. I need not to talk about them. So better look at them keen, vivid and glorious!

    Oh! Isn't it that this place is stunning? Lots of green. Trees. Coconut. Grasses. To run. To walk. To tumble. To play! Hmmm. Lot of fresh air! Pure! And a majestic view. Of the vast verdant farmland. Of the bridge connecting to Pagudpud, where you can find Saud Beach, Asia's promising beach. And of course, a scene of the South China Sea! Look at the photos!

     
     

    Hey! You can also stay all day, all night! You can't just have a tour, a visit! But hang-out and enjoy too. The place got a lot of cute cottages, for family picnics, simple chit-chats with friends, and a romantic sit-and-talk for lovers. And they can stay the whole night with rooms available. For couples or barkadas. Wow!

    But if you're into a wilder and crazier life! Then avail it with their mini bar. Sing, dance and drink! Don't be bothered, 'cause the serenity still stays as this bar is far from their rooms. Enough not to be irritated if you're a conservative one...

    Everywhere you stand are great views. At the back, you can take a glance of the forest and the mountain dividing Cagayan and Ilocos. And that, even you can see unfinished buildings, still you'll be amazed with its promises, that future is what it holds!

     
     

    27 comments:

    robkaskaian said...

    Bangui...

    I love summer. Here in Hawaii, it feels like everyday is a summer day kasi ang init. sa gabi lang malamig.

    Anyways. Nice feature article. Feels like im traveling to bangui. Feels like im at bangui right now. Woot Woot!!!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Same here! Mainit. But still, I'm excited for summer. Kasi bakasyon. Time to be with friends. Time for get-aways... :)

    Thanks for the compliment... It's like you're missing Bangui much... Don't worry, malapit ka na rin nmang uuwi...

    robkaskaian said...

    Saka yang tsunami nayan, nabalot ng takot ang hawaii. As early as the news came out, the roads started to get busy as well as the gasoline stations, stores,etc.

    it also caused me to pack my clothes because of that annoying tsunami siren, walang tigil ang pag tunog..

    good thing, sa neighbor island yung natamaan, hindi sa amin and mild to moderate lang ung dmaage.

    robkaskaian said...

    and time to celebrate. eat and drink a lot. haha

    tama.. sayang han to summer ton agawid nakon. :( haha

    Vhincci Subia said...

    That's true... In Lanao alone... they almost evacuated because of that tsunami... Kawawa talaga and Pinas if ever... Thank God hindi...

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Why? Dba May? So end summer pa rin un... Ui tumatakas ka na nman sa papicnic mu... sabi mu nun sa pagbalik mo... nyahahaha!

    robkaskaian said...

    summer pa ba un? rainy season na un, right? lol.

    mga 3rd or 4th week ti may nak agawid. plane ticket ti problemak, arggghhhh.


    hahaha, di naman sa ganun, overnight stay at the beach..go.hahaha

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Oh! Over night? I like it! Sana sa Hannah's na... Hehe!

    Yah! plane ticket, mahal kasi...

    So you're going to go to school immediately... for June?

    robkaskaian said...

    probably.
    Maybe.

    Hmmmm, Yup. Para matapos na ta maka pag settle na rin ako. Hirap ng buhay kaya pag wala kang magandang trabaho.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Tama... mahirap talaga... it's good for you... you have older brothers/sisters to support you... :) i mean, to help you in seeking jobs and find employers...

    LV said...

    Always happy to see where you have visited. You have such interesting post. Filed with so much information and excellent photos. The way the world is today, we are not safe anywhere. My heart goes out to these poor innocent people. May the good Lord bless and keep those remaining. I will never see your part of the world, but makes me feel I am traveling there through your lens.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    I really appreciate your comments LV! :)

    My heart also goes out to those poor innocent people who have touched by the tsunami, to those who died, to those who need medical assistance and to those who have survived but lost because they don't know where to get their living and start a new life...

    Wind said...

    Well, I am interested in your country! Great informations in your blog!
    You are invited to join our small community on Rainbow travel forum where you can post information about travel in Philippines and you can advertise your blog for free!
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    My best regards from Romania!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Thank you for the invitation. I hope I can join your community. I appreciate your comment Wind... :)

    emmanuelmateo said...

    what barangay of Bangui is this?ive not yet been in this place.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Emmanuel-Brgy. Lanao, the last barangay in Bangui... before Pagudpud...

    Kim, USA said...

    I was in grade school when an earthquake woke us up, though it's nobody was hurt nor houses or buildings topple down, but we are all shaken. I was in grade 5 at that time. The next day we heard that our neighboring city had a tsunami which at that time we call it tidal wave.
    Woke up last Saturday with that news and what came to my mind is my family in the Philippines. Watching what happened in Japan is so hard, I am bothered knowing that a bullet train was even hit by a tsunami!!! I was saying WOW!! That's already a bullet train, and what bothers me more is that some are still missing. I don't want to imagine how the all the passengers feel looking at the water engulfing them, dragging them in the middle of pacific ocean.
    Life is too short and we don't know what happened next. Stay happy and happy Summer!
    MYM

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Indeed, life is too short and we don't know what will happen next...

    Thank you for dropping by... :)

    birdy said...

    I have a clue of the fear cause by such alerts. Thanks God every thing is ok now. Bangui is like a paradise on earth. Very beautiful and cool place indeed.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Yes, Bangui is a paradise. That's what I am saying since grade school. Writing about it. In essays, features and poems. And now I'm blogging it, sharing it to the world. But sometimes, Bangui is overlooked. If they won't just passed it to go to nearby towns like Pagudpud where you can find the famous Saud Beach, they only noticed the obvious Windmills. I mean, these big fat fans are just appendages. They haven't discovered the heart, the truth and the wonders. Of Bangui. So here I am, sort of promoting it here in my blog... :)

    Thank you for visiting birdy! My prayers for the victims of the phenomenon.

    chinchanlakwatsero said...

    bangui is a great treasure of ilocos norte I must say

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Chinchanlakwatsero: I agree! And I'm planning to promote my hometown this summer with posts and photos, if ever I will have the chance to visit other great places in Bangui, and also our town fiesta this last week of April...

    Thank you for the visit Chin Chan! :)

    Elisabeth Hirsch said...

    Your blog looks sooo awesome! nice setup ;)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Wow! Thank you Elisa! :)

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    Anonymous said...

    Thank you Vhincci for your remarkable comments on the Mountain Resort in Bangui. It is definitely
    Paradise and a joy to experience. I highly recommend a visit to this "whole in the wall' under publicized destination. I myself visited for the Grand Opening and Annointing of this fabulous resort in April 2007.

    Ivy Suzette Canales said...

    open pa po ba ito till now? na amaze ako sa mga pics. im planning our laoag trip sa anniv namin ng partner ko pero gusto ko sana ito puntahan while nasa norte kami..

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